In the latest news, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday informed the Karnataka High Court that Central Government has taken a decision and is likely to pass an order either today or tomorrow, transferring two cases registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, in respect of the violence that took place within limits of the DJ Halli and KG Halli police station on August 11, to NIA.
It was informed to the court that “he has received oral communication that central govt. is likely to pass order transferring investigation of two cases where UAPA has been applied to NIA. “He sought a week’s time to place on record the order of the government.
Following the above information it was informed that “central govt. has taken a decision to hand over the investigation of those cases where UAPA has been invoked. We are awaiting orders from the Central Government”. Navadgi said that “in view of the statement made this would be a major development”.
A bench comprising of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi directed the NIA counsel to place on record the government order transferring investigation from the state police to NIA on the next date of hearing, September 21.
The court also issued notice on a petition filed by ALL INDIA MILLI COUNCIL, KARNATKA, through their advocates Arnav A Bagalwadi and Advocate HC Prateek.
The petition prays for directions for a court monitored investigation into the Bangalore riots case. Also seeks a judicial probe into the Bangalore Riots case to ascertain what led to the violence and to submit detailed reports, FIR and other investigation materials before the court on the manner of arrest of the hundreds of citizens.
More than 80 police personnel were injured in the violence. The mob also burnt private vehicles and property, caused extensive damage to buildings of private and commercial establishments and also looted them. A total of 64 criminal cases have been registered so far and investigation is under process. Over 300 people have been arrested in the case.